Eligibility and Enrollment

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) provides states with new tools to reach, enroll and retain eligible but unenrolled children in Medicaid and CHIP. One such tool is the option to develop and implement Express Lane Eligibility (ELE), which allows states to enroll and renew children in Medicaid and CHIP based […]

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  • Publications

    Maximizing Enrollment for Kids, a $15 million initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched in June 2008 and directed by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), aims to increase enrollment and retention of eligible children into Medicaid and CHIP programs and to establish and promote best practices among states. In the […]

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    March 3, 2010 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Publications

    NASHP, with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is working with Models for Change grantee organizations and state policymakers to address the health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. This new issue brief from NASHP is the second in a series that highlights findings from surveys of juvenile […]

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    December 3, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Webinars

    Many states have worked to ensure that people who qualify for Medicaid and CHIP enroll into those programs.  Despite these efforts, many who qualify remain without coverage.  Tough economic times only heighten the challenge as they require states to find and enroll newly eligible people despite budget cuts and hiring freezes.  Participants in this afternoon-only […]

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    September 28, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • Publications

    Published in October 2008, this State Health Policy Briefing looks at key aspects of the outreach effort undertaken by Illinois to reach and enroll uninsured children and adolescents in its All Kids program. Although the state employed a breadth of strategies to reach and enroll the state’s uninsured children and youth, administrators believe that a […]

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  • Publications

    This report, published in October 2008, examines three states – Louisiana, New Mexico,  and   Oregon – to learn firsthand from state leaders, program administrators, policy makers, advocates, and community groups about the history, process, strategies, and lessons learned in advancing children’s coverage initiatives. While each state has a unique approach to advancing children’s coverage initiatives, […]

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  • Publications

    As states work to insure more children in challenging economic times, a new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) explores how states can identify and enroll eligible but uninsured children by borrowing automated strategies that have proven effective in helping eligible people receive other public and private benefits. Authored by Urban Institute […]

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  • Publications

    This report is a compilation and review of state long-term care assessment instruments and processes. The document identifies assessment instruments being used and reviews some of the variation across instruments and in the process for using them. CLE_assessment_longterm.pdf 1.2 MB  

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  • Publications

    This fact sheet briefly explains federal rules that allow states to provide home and community-based services waivers to individuals who would be eligible for services in an institution. Maintenance Allowance 994.1 KB  

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
  • Publications

    Based on six focus groups in three states, this paper details parent perceptions of the SCHIP program and includes a summary of feedback on why some families have not continued to enroll their children in the program. Part of a larger, seven-state study, the report pays special attention to issues of retention, disenrollment, and re-enrollment. […]

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